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A picture of Sia with her camera and cellphone

Sia Christine Yorker was born at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center on July 15, 1991. Sia adored God, was a natural magnet, and enjoyed being around children. She was an active volunteer at church and in the community. Sia went to Deltona Lakes Elementary School, where she worked as a reporter for the school television program and as a hall patrol monitor. She participated in the school choir and enjoyed playing soccer while attending Galaxy Middle School. She mentored many students at Pine Ridge High School, was a member of Christian Athletes, and was the soccer team captain. 


Sia aspired to be a pediatrician and attended the University of North Florida and later Seminole State Community College before being accepted into the Medical Program at the University of Florida in Gainesville in June 2011, with classes starting in August 2011. She was often seen with a camera in her hand, as she enjoyed taking pictures. Sia also enjoyed sports, fashion shopping (High Heel Shoes), the theater, beaches, traveling, listening to music of all genres, and spending time with family and friends. 


Sia Christine Yorker was found semi-conscious on the bathroom floor with a towel under her head, complaining that her head hurt. My husband summoned an ambulance, and she was taken to the community hospital, where she had a seizure. A CAT SCAN revealed bleeding on the right side of her brain. Sia was immediately airlifted to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida, to be monitored by a Neurologist; however, upon arrival, she was immediately taken into surgery. 

Sia Christine Yorker (19 years old) died on June 21st, 2011 due to a "Sudden Acute Brain Hemorrhage" after being in a coma for three days following surgery. It's reassuring to know that Sia has touched so many people's lives in such a short time, including our own. We are rewarded knowing that her legacy inspires and propels others to prosper and progress. What gives us the most comfort is knowing that Jesus Christ is her Lord and Savior and that being absent from the body means being present with the Lord! 


Sia's Graduation pictures


  Paula Yorker


 Executive Director

  Sia Foundation



        Albert Yorker

Public Relations Director, Treasurer

Sia Foundation

Sia's mother -Pala Yorker

Philanthropist, Executive Director, Ordained Minister, Christian Counselor at Mackie and Pammie, LLC, Mrs. Albert T. Yorker's wife, and mother of their Princess Sia Christine Yorker. Paula has a Bachelor of Pastoral Leadership, an Associate of Theology, and a Master of Religious Arts.


As a mother who lost her daughter to a brain hemorrhage, and as a Health Care Professional, "Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer", "Dementia Care Manager", and "Dementia Practitioner", Paula recognizes the importance of educating and raising community awareness of brain hemorrhages and other adverse brain conditions.


Paula and her husband Al frequently lead one-day Evangelism Workshops and Think Big Brain Awareness Seminars all over the United States and around the world. She ministers, leads mission trips, and gives keynote speeches on topics such as Evangelism & Discipleship, Intercessory Prayer, Inner Healing, Restoration, and Brain Awareness, as well as facilitating Grief, Bereavement, and Support Groups.


She has been a keynote speaker at the University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute, the Global Prayer Quake Conference, and the Charisma Conference, as well as being featured in Charisma Magazine, Spirit Led Women, and Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE MIDST OF A Suddenly? is written by Paula Yorker.


Paula serves at Trinity Church of Deltona, where she facilitates the All Biblical Christ-Centered Grief Support Group "Rising Above It All".

Sia's Dad, Al Yorker

Albert's role as Public Relations Director of the Sia Yorker Brain Awareness Foundation is to establish and maintain cooperative relationships between community, consumer, and public interest groups. Plan and organize public appearances, lectures, contests, and exhibits for Brain Awareness Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences, and keep the public and supporting partners informed of the organization's accomplishments and agenda.


Consult with advertising agencies and board members to plan fund-raising events and purchase advertising space and time as needed to raise awareness of brain hemorrhages and other adverse brain conditions.

Albert, a retired United States Army veteran, retired nurse, and holder of a Bachelor of Religious Arts, traveled through India, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, and many other countries to provide spiritual guidance, food, shelter, and Bibles to many small villages that do not receive much help from local governments. He also serves as a coordinator for many events, including back-to-school backpack events for children, and he and his wife Paula were guests on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). 

Albert is a member of the Trinity Church of Deltona board of directors, which is led by Pastors Jamie and Michelle Jones.

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